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20
May

New music

The Gossip – Live In Liverpool
When oh when are we going to hear some new music from The Gossip? Their last record, the fabulous Standing In The Way Of Control, came out almost 3 years ago and they’re still flogging it on Letterman. At least we have a new live record to tide us over. This raw, ferocious set was recorded last summer where Beth & Co seem to be spending all their time with their NBF’s in the UK. All their garage/dance punk faves are included along with covers of Aaliyah (meh) and Wham! (thumbs up!) The band’s primal live act is captured in all its intensity with far better sound than 2003′s Undead In NYC. Beth Ditto’s feral R&B howl is in full effect and the band is hyper-tight.

My two favorite tracks so far:
Standing In The Way Of Control (obligatory at this point)
Yr Mangled Heart

The Little Ones – Terry Tales & Fallen Gates EP

I saw The Little Ones open for Quasi at Noisepop earlier this year and just couldn’t get behind them. Maybe I was too prepared for Sam Coomes’ morose musings to let in a little sunshine. My loss. The second EP from these LA popsters is so damn cheerful and sparkly my mouth hurts from smiling so much. Fans of The New Pornographers will be glad they picked this one up.

New Branches

Hard Place – Get Your Hopes Up
Despite the fact that Nathan Shafer is replaced by Ashley Huizenga the second release from this LA/SF glitchy disco tinged glam throwback act is pretty close to their debut EP from ‘04. Think The Cars meets CSS or Bonde do Rolê. Adding a female foil to Freddy Cristy’s sleazy Sparks lounge act is an interesting move and from the looks of the photos on their myspace page their live act is quite a spectacle. Another bold (and hilarious) move is posting negative reviews of their debut.

Last Goodbye

26
Feb

Mashup Monday

Finally got around to sinking my teeth into Bootie’s annual collection of the best mashups of the year. Sounds like it was a slow year for the genre compared to the previous two but there are some fine grooves here. Bootie’s regular throwdown at the DNA Lounge was recently upped to twice a month so you can rest assured these folks know what they’re doing. You get Amy Winehouse facing off with Britney Spears, Jackson 5 going against Guns N’ Roses, Wild Cherry crashing into Frankie Goes To Hollywood plus 17 more.

Two personal favorites:

Tequila Lip Gloss (Lil Mama vs. The Champs)DJ Paul V

Standing In The Way Of Connection (Gossip vs. Elastica)A plus D

Get the whole 75 minute continuous mix as a zip file here or download individual tracks plus some bonus cuts here. You can find links to the best of ’05 & ’06 compilations there as well. And don’t forget to grab the artwork here.




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